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fixed length poles for shelters
Yes. I used a fixed pole, 120cm, 47", with the Wild Oasis which I have used both on the JMT and AT. Great shelter. I have used the same length pole with other shelters, too. When a shorte...

In GEAR » Tarps that can be pitched with non-adjustable poles?
November 23, 7:21pm

4/3 Forum

In Photography » photo forums
November 19, 2:35pm

Check out winter boots by Kamik and also Baffin Boots (Outback) that are reviewed here: Other...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Winter boots
November 18, 7:56pm

thoughts on SHR
I have only done a section north of Tuolumne. Roper and others say compass and GPS, not necessary which is true, but I carried and used both. For example, your GPS will show you just where you ar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR ?'s and your thoughts.
November 18, 7:41pm

Tuolumne to the Valley via Vogelsang Pass and Merced Lake
In the Canyon, once you leave Glen Aulin ,campsites are limited. There is one by the bridge, one just below Muir Gorge Falls, others near the Junction of the Rogers Canyon Trail. But, If you had...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Easy Classic Yosemite
November 18, 7:01pm

guyline over the top
One could also run a long guyline betweeen two trees, have it run over the the top and tie out the hood to it in the middle. This is a way to get various heights for your tarp. The lower it is hu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Reader Tips: Best Way to Pitch a Tarp with Fewest Stakes or Guylines
November 15, 6:34am

yes to your gear link
It works. Even the yellow. Your gear list looks a lot like mine! Your pad might slip around in your hammock unless the hammock has a layer underneath. Nevertheless, having a pad works well ...

In Gear Lists » Another AT 2011
November 07, 7:16pm

AT in March
Mid-March is a good time to start. Here is where your weather might be the coldest: I would definitely carry WP/B pants like Marmot Pre-cip or ...

In Gear Lists » Another AT 2011
November 07, 6:41pm

1 long sleeve shirt
Couldn't the thermal top and long sleeved shirt be the same? 2 pair of undies, one to hike in one to sleep in should do it. I use shorts and Golite rain pants instead of converta pants. I li...

In GEAR » clothing systems
November 07, 6:19pm

Lightweight Backpacking
I was doing some research on the history of backpacks when I discovered this definition in Wikipedia.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight Backapacking
November 05, 7:39am

All Reader Reviews by Frank Deland

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Gossamer Gear
Ditto. When something is not in stock when you first look, just put your name on the -e-mail-when in stock list and they will let you know. They quickly and without questions replaced items that...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 21, 3:36pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Very comfortable and a pillow not needed. But, you are not supposed to blow this up by mouth because moisture will get into the fill. So, there is a blow-up bag arrangement that does work, but it is ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 12, 8:44pm

GoLite Ultralite poncho/tarp
This Golite gear is made of a rugged silnylon. It has snaps to help shorten its length when worn as a poncho. It is useful to run a guide line over the top of it between the supporting poles to help...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 30, 7:45pm

Ray-Way 3-person tarp and net tent
Att: Mrs. EW! You do not need all that extra weight of overhead netting, plus you will have even more room under your tarp without it. Just add several inches of netting along the side edges, and ma...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 08, 10:10am

Superfeet Performance Green
I do not think superfeet are supposed to prevent blisters, unless because they help correct the fit, they, by chance, correct an area that might otherwise chaffe your skin. Also, cut off about 1/8 in...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
April 04, 12:09pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
Note BD's final picture: the handles of the pot are directly over the opening that allows wood or fuel to be added to the stove when it is burning and the pot is ontop. When adding wood, I found ...

In Stoves - Other
March 30, 8:37pm

Montrail Vitesse
On my first pair, the coating wore off the toe top. The grey just pealed off leaving a white fabric. Also, the rubber on the front side separated from the side of the shoe. I repaired it with Shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 12:06pm

Merrell Mesa Ventilator II Cross-Training Shoes
Ditto. I am about to head to the REI nearest me where they are on sale for $57 (Jan. 5) It will be my second pair having switched over from the Montrial Vitesse (see above). I had avoided this shoe ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 05, 11:50am

Littlbug Wood Burning Stove Littlbug Junior
First, to find the website note that Little Bug is spelled with no "e". The efficiency of this stove amazed me. I have tried homemade versions of woodburners with little success, so I was ...

In Stoves - Other
December 12, 9:45am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
Same as Phil Barton above. The tip broke off on the first day. I returned the pole, it was repaired at no cost and a spare basket and extra tip was also included. I had lost a basket as well as the...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 2:18pm